Musical Chairs

Apartheid, or legal segregation based on race, ended in South Africa almost 30 years ago. Yet anyone walking around Johannesburg could be forgiven for believing the hateful policy was still in place, according to Catalyst, a free-market-oriented news publication. The deeply segregated city is only...

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A Winning Streak

Mexico’s ruling party won Sunday’s gubernatorial elections in the country’s most populous state, a victory that observers describe as a key test ahead of next year’s general polls, the Financial Times reported. Delfina Gómez Álvarez, the candidate for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party, secured...

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Going to the Corner

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled this week that Poland violated EU law with its controversial judicial reform, saying that the changes endangered the independence of the member state’s judiciary, Politico reported. In its verdict, the court sided with the European Commission...

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The Sense of Music

Scholars have tried to understand why people enjoy sad music, even though they don’t necessarily like feeling sad. Some theories suggest that these tunes help individuals experience catharsis. Others say they promote evolutionary advantages. In a new study, researcher Joshua Knobe and his colleagues wanted to...

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